The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced that Rex Bishop, an award-winning horticulture educator, joined the association as its first ever director of technical education.
Bishop is known to many in the industry for his volunteer work with the National Collegiate Landscape Competition and commitment to workforce and education issues through the association. Bishop has an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He worked in the nursery industry before teaching horticultural and landscaping at the college level for more than 25 years, most recently serving as the Vice President for Economic Development at Chattahoochee Technical College.
“We are so pleased to bring Rex on in the newly created technical education position at NALP,” said Sabeena Hickman, CAE, NALP CEO. “We are committed to delivering the best education and best practices to members and Rex will be a huge asset in reviewing our education, resources, and certification training and helping to creating new offerings.”